Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Polka Dot Skirt

I had a friend ask me where my inspiration for my cards came from. I was quick to respond with Clothes, Shoes, the weather, my coffee that day.... It's limitless!

Here is a Prime Example of one of my Favorite skirts inspiring a card! Taking the LNS challenge of Dots and Stripes, I love how the Crumb Cake resembles my sheer wrap around skirt!! I nabbed my Color Coach and it suggested Red Riding Hood for the red of choice with Crumb Cake.

Here with our Itty Bitty Banner stamp set and coordinating Framelits for my Big Shot, our Neutrals Buttons (crumb cake button, how great is that?!?!!) and Very Vanilla paper I created this simple card.

The thing is, simple is cool! The Distressed Dots Background Stamp really makes it so easy to add character to the card with little effort. I did rough the edges of the stamped sentiment and sponged the edges with. Crumb Cake ink. (It's easy to rough the edges up with your finger nail, simply pull your finger and curl it with your nails, like you'd do with inexpensive ribbon to wrap a present.). I even rubbed the sponge of Crumb Cake into the edges of the Very Vanilla ribbon to add to the distressed look.

Make any paper wave, like that of the sentiment, by using Stampin' Dimensional ribbon to keep the shape my finger nail created.

Go simple, have fun and add some dots to yourrrr next project!
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